Fallingwater Invites Volunteers to Apply for 2014 Season

Thu, Feb 27th 2014, 13:02. Filed under News Releases.

Mill Run, Pa. – Feb. 27 – Fallingwater is now accepting applications for volunteer positions at the Frank Lloyd Wright masterwork in Pennsylvania’s scenic Laurel Highlands.

Volunteers at Fallingwater can expect to interact with visitors from all over the world and experience this iconic home on a personal level. The organization is seeking volunteers who enjoy working outdoors or interacting with the public. Opportunities are available to assist with landscaping and gardening projects, staff exhibitions in the gallery, as well as customer service-related work.

Volunteers are eligible for a free tour each season, as well as to participate in the Fallingwater staff book club, site hikes, lectures, exhibition openings and other educational opportunities.

Interested volunteers may apply by contacting Jennifer Hiebert at 724-329-7826 or jhiebert@paconserve.org. Fallingwater’s spring volunteer orientation for new and returning volunteers will be held on Saturday, April 26.

Local residents from nearby communities such as Chalk Hill, Connellsville, Farmington, Mill Run and Ohiopyle are strongly encouraged to apply. Fallingwater volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two days per month from May through October.

Fallingwater is located in southwest Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands about 90 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. The house is located along PA Route 381 between the villages of Mill Run and Ohiopyle. It is about 19 miles south of the Donegal exit (Exit #91) of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) or 10 miles north of US Route 40. For more information, visit Fallingwater.org.

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About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC has helped to establish ten state parks, conserved more than 235,000 acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 1,500 miles of rivers and streams. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, which symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 135 community gardens and greenspaces that are planted with the help of 12,500 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 11,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.

Media Contact:
Allison Schlesinger
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
412-586-2358 (office)
412-607-1945 (cell)
aschlesinger@paconserve.org